ⓘ Eorpeburnan

                                     

ⓘ Eorpeburnan

Eorpeburnan is the first place identified in the Burghal Hidage, a document created in the late 9th or early 10th century, that provides a list of thirty three fortified places mainly in Wessex. It details the location of fortifications designed to defend the West Saxon kingdom from the Vikings but also the relative size of burghal defences and their garrisons. Eorpeburnan is designated as having a hidage of 324, its precise location is lost in history, but scholars have suggested some possible sites.

                                     
  • settlement of Lympne East Kent They attack the small fortification called Eorpeburnan Viking raiders 80 ships under Hastein arrive in the Thames Estuary
  • the fortifications in the Burghal Hidage were recorded as being at Eorpeburnan on the Sussex - Kent border, Hastings, Lewes, Burpham and Chichester. The
  • fortifications in Sussex - at Chichester, Burpham, Lewes, Hastings and Eorpeburnan In the reign of Æthelred the Unready, the threat of the Danes continued
  • settlement of Lympne East Kent They attack the small fortification called Eorpeburnan Viking raiders 80 ships under Hastein arrive in the Thames Estuary
  • Eorpeburnan 324 Hastings 500 Lewes 1300 Burpham 720 Chichester 1500 Portchester 500 Southampton 150 Winchester 2400 Wilton 1400 Chisbury 700 Shaftesbury
  • towns or forts in Sussex at Chichester, Burpham, Lewes, Hastings and Eorpeburnan 927 Æthelstan styles himself as King of the English, becoming the first